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36 Visual Content Creation Tools the Pros Can't Live Without

36 Visual Content Creation Tools the Pros Can't Live Without | educational technology | Scoop.it
We asked 19 Social Media Pros to share their Top Visual Content Creation Tools. Here are 36 of their top tools and a handy cheat sheet for the Top 5.

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Xavier Lambert's curator insight, February 23, 2015 10:03 PM

#Canva Superstar :-)

ruthschapira's curator insight, February 27, 2015 7:49 AM

Best  list culled from experts

Connie Butcher's curator insight, March 4, 2015 11:38 AM

Great "Scoops" on your sheet!!!!

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5 Best Prezi Alternatives

5 Best Prezi Alternatives | educational technology | Scoop.it
5 Best Prezi alternatives list from PowToon - the free animated presentation software for business. The best alternative to Powerpoint and Prezi alternative.

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Iva Golec's curator insight, July 31, 2015 9:18 AM

Five presentation apps (with helpful annotations) that you may want to use when you get tired of Prezi.

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, August 16, 2015 3:36 PM

Prezi est déjà tendance, voici quelques concurrents.

Eduard Lorda's curator insight, February 3, 4:01 AM

#recursos

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Readymag

Readymag | educational technology | Scoop.it

readymag was founded in 2012 starting with the simple idea that everyone can be a publisher. Finding inspiration in the beauty of printing and functionalist design philosophy, we started to rethink digital interfaces to build the most elegant, powerful and easy-to-use online publishing tool. At Readymag, we’re passionate about thoughtful design and truly believe that better tools empower people to self-express and inspire to create a better content.


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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 12, 2014 5:59 PM

add your insight...


Filipe Cálix's curator insight, August 13, 2014 3:36 PM

Mesmo a versão gratuita  de Readymag permite a criação de produtos com um aspeto muito moderno e elegante. Os portefólios e  as apresentações podem ajudar muito o trabalho dos alunos e com os alunos.

Ramon Pavia's curator insight, August 14, 2014 3:03 AM

Seems to be a useful and easy-to-use tool....

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Visme - Create online presentations, animations, infographics in your browser

Visme - Create online presentations, animations, infographics in your browser | educational technology | Scoop.it
Visme, the faster, more stable all around awesome version has arrived that allows everyone to create professional Presentations and infographics online.

 

 


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, September 12, 2014 2:44 PM

Good news for those who have been using Visme presentation creator. It has been updated and is better and more efficient than before with lots of improved features.


Sue Alexander's curator insight, September 13, 2014 9:04 AM

always on the lookout for free and easy...great when you find out it's also good

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The power of digital student portfolios

The power of digital student portfolios | educational technology | Scoop.it

With the spreading use of computers and mobile technology in schools, going digital with student portfolios has become more popular. Simply put, digital portfolios are online collections of student work. They allow us to archive, curate and analyze samples of student learning from both the past and the present and keep that data — literally — at the tip of our finger.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 2, 2014 12:12 PM

Good portfolios, whether digital or hard versions or hybrids, are important in teaching and learning.

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, August 2, 2014 10:21 PM

El uso de los portafolios Digitales

Fiona Harvey's curator insight, August 3, 2014 3:28 PM

Interesting article around eportfolio's

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Managing iPad Videos in Schools- Visual Guide for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Managing iPad Videos in Schools- Visual Guide for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | educational technology | Scoop.it

""Managing iPad YouTube in Schools" is a visual guide created by iPadWells 

from iPad4Schools.  

 

In this guide iPadWells walks teachers through the process they use in their school to create, share and teach using videos. YouTube is the principal video hosting used in this guide. That being said, it does not mean that the guide is not relevant for your teaching situation even if YuTube is banned in your school. You can still benefit from the tips and ideas provided by iPadWells on how to create enhanced videos using a wide variety of apps and share them with students who can access them at home."


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MS G_GAVS_fredagoodman's curator insight, July 25, 2014 9:17 AM

Explains unlisted and private... @elearning@flippedclassroom

Cynthia Day's curator insight, July 27, 2014 11:30 AM

You tube

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Gone Google Story Builder

Gone Google Story Builder | educational technology | Scoop.it
Collaboration has gone Google. Create a story and then share your video.

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Christina's curator insight, May 20, 2014 2:26 PM

Kids like this, would like to add graphics.

 

Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, June 2, 2014 9:33 PM

Amazing! A new Google tool allowing creating stories and converting them into videos.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, September 21, 2014 4:16 AM

Check it out!

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Best iPad Apps of 2013 - iPad Insight

Best iPad Apps of 2013 - iPad Insight | educational technology | Scoop.it

"2013 has been another memorable year for the iPad App Store. The number of apps designed specifically for the iPad hit the 500,000 milestone this year and is now well on its way to 600,000. By now, there are excellent iPad apps for just about any purpose. From heavy-duty productivity and business apps to wonderful educational apps, to beautiful apps for working with photos and for creating art, music, videos, and more. And of course we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to great iPad games and entertainment apps."

 


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Brian Romero Smith's curator insight, December 26, 2013 10:14 AM

...and the End of Year reviews begin. 

Suzy Hirsch's curator insight, December 27, 2013 8:14 AM

John. Awesome stuff!

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, December 27, 2013 11:07 PM

Great blog to follow for ipad info, ipad insight.

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Traditionals vs Montessori Learning Explained for Teachers

Traditionals vs Montessori Learning Explained for Teachers | educational technology | Scoop.it

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Apple TV Settings for the Classroom - Learning in Hand

Apple TV Settings for the Classroom - Learning in Hand | educational technology | Scoop.it
If there’s an Apple TV in the classroom, it’s most likely used to mirror teacher and student iPads or MacBooks. There are plenty of other ways to display an iPad on a large screen, and Apple TV is one of the most popular because it has AirPlay. AirPlay is Apple’s technology that will stream a live view of whatever is on an iOS device's screen. This is why Apple TV is so popular. This mirroring ability through AirPlay is built into all iPads (except the first generation iPad) and all newer iPhones and iPod touches.

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BI Media Specialists's curator insight, February 17, 2015 12:37 PM

Since Apple TV is new to us this year, this looks like a good resource for learning about some of the features and settings that can be set or changed for classroom use.

Frank Napoli's curator insight, February 18, 2015 7:48 AM

Using it a bulletin board, removing the distractions of materials not being used.. 

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10 Pretty Awesome Things You Can do With PowerPoint

10 Pretty Awesome Things You Can do With PowerPoint | educational technology | Scoop.it
When Used With Tact, These Techniques can Help to Make Your Presentations Fun and Engaging It'd easy to bash PowerPoint, especially given the poor uses we see

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Training in Business's curator insight, September 17, 2014 6:40 AM

10 Pretty Awesome Things You Can do With PowerPoint

Character Minutes's curator insight, September 17, 2014 7:26 PM

Contains a few new ways to use PowerPoint

tom jackson's curator insight, September 19, 2014 8:41 AM

PPT isn't new, but have you explored all the ways you can make innovative presentations using it?  Worth your time just to ensure your getting your presentation opportunities from it

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Edmodo Training Videos by Russell Stanndard

Edmodo Training Videos by Russell Stanndard | educational technology | Scoop.it
Edmodo is free and offers you a simple virtual learning environment where your students can share ideas and collaborate together. It has a very similar interface to Facebook and so your students will pick it up easily. What's more, students to do need provide their emails. It is really easy to create a group and then invite your students to join the group. You can create separate groups for each class you teach. What is more amazing is that it is free. You can create quizzes, polls, add up important dates to the calendar, run discussions and share links, videos, articles etc.

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, October 11, 2014 2:22 AM

If you decide to use Edmodo, this is a great place to start.

Character Minutes's curator insight, October 11, 2014 10:23 AM

Great to have some instruction in how to use Edmodo..

Patricia Christian's curator insight, October 12, 2014 7:48 AM

This is  a FREE LMS and does not require students to provide an email address.  You are able to upload documents, videos, MP3s, pictures and links to websites.  Edmodo is user friendly and a great way to introduce students to an online learning environment.

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Infographic The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology | Infographics Creator

Infographic The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology | Infographics Creator | educational technology | Scoop.it
Infographic The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology 1. They always start with the why Technology for technology's sake is dangerous. Highly effective teachers who use technology always have a reason for using new technology tools. Whether It saves them time. Improves learning outcomes, or helps with lesson planning, highly effective teachers always start with the why. 2. They are malleable and can easily adapt Technology is constantly changing, and the classroom environment will be drastically different In 2 years. Understanding the big picture Is key. 3. They embrace change Most teachers who use technology today are Innovators or early adopters. Embracing (not fighting) change is key. The world hates change yet it is the only thing that has brought progress. 4. They share, share, and then share some more Technology has opened the door for collaboration beyond the school walls. A teacher In New Brunswick can now collaborate with a teacher In the UK. Knowledge Is

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GwynethJones's curator insight, August 9, 2014 5:10 PM

LOVING this!

Marinhos's curator insight, August 10, 2014 7:09 AM

Bons hábitos devem ser cultivados.

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Embracing Messy Learning

Embracing Messy Learning | educational technology | Scoop.it

I am slowly learning to embrace the struggles that students experience as they engage with authentic work. If I don't allow learning to be messy, I eliminate authentic experiences for students as thinkers and creators. I find it important to regularly remind myself that frustration leads to insights and that learning is not necessarily the equivalent of mastery.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 8, 2014 9:46 PM

Learning is messy. It is a recurring process which is always recommencing itself.

 

@ivon_ehd1

magnus sandberg's curator insight, August 9, 2014 4:24 AM

The article is good, but what I really love is the term "messy learning" itself. So much teaching in school has the ideal of creating clairity and being systematic in every part of the learning process. But that is simply not how learning happens. We need to embrace the messyness!

Josh Round's curator insight, August 10, 2014 12:08 PM

The messy learning described here mirrors the struggles and frustrations our Learners face in communicative classrooms - a inherent part of the process of learning a language.

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Prezi - How to rock a presentation when you can't see your audience

Prezi - How to rock a presentation when you can't see your audience | educational technology | Scoop.it
Giving a webinar or remote presentation? These tips will help you engage your audience even w...

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Mary Starry's curator insight, July 10, 2014 4:15 PM

As more faculty move to the "flipped classroom" approach, incorporating these tips keeps the video presentations - whether done with or without Prezi - interesting for the audience.

Alfonso Gonzalez's curator insight, July 10, 2014 6:01 PM

Good advice/ideas!

Elena Perrouin's curator insight, July 11, 2014 4:11 AM

In today's connected world we're more and more often brought to communicate "virtually", a few tips how to make it a bit more engaging

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19 Mind-Blowing Tricks Every iPhone And iPad User Should Know - Buzzfeed

19 Mind-Blowing Tricks Every iPhone And iPad User Should Know - Buzzfeed | educational technology | Scoop.it
You spend like half of your life on that thing. Time to figure out what it really does.

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Alfonso C. Betancort's curator insight, January 11, 2014 9:45 AM

A Few Usefull Tricks you, iPhone or iPad User, Will Put to Good Use. Easy to remeber and perform.

Sally Tilley's curator insight, January 22, 2014 9:53 PM

The 'Guided Access' tip is fabulous for teachers of T-2 grades who want to keep the students from changing apps or deleting things!

Thanks!

Conners Sales Group's curator insight, November 9, 2015 10:43 AM

Good tips, include a few I didn't know about.

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What is an open badging system and how to implement it

ContentWhat are Open-BadgesUnderstanding Open Badges SystemHow to Implement an Open Badge SystemBackpack OptionsImplementation TeamOut of the box solution369121

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terrymc's curator insight, October 10, 2013 7:12 AM

I think there is value in a system that captures skills development evidence on a lifelong basis that many providers could work with. Just because the term 'Badges' is used should not allow it to be trivialised. It could fill a valuable gap that enables employers to find graduates who can meet their immediate and long-term needs. I am following this to see how it works out in practice.

 

Dr. David Gentile's curator insight, October 15, 2013 11:40 AM

How might education change if Open-Badges become as valuable as a College or University Degree? What about High School? the future of education is moving towards greater individualization while the "Education Systems" move to greater standardization and making the experience the same for all learners. Doesn't this create a conflict?

Dr Weimar's curator insight, October 24, 2013 3:48 PM

Slideshare presentation that provides how-to information.